The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says the panel’s report on brutal CIA interrogation practices used after the 9/11 terror attacks is a troubling record of a stain on America’s history.
Former CIA Director: Torture Report Could ‘Be Used By Our Enemies To Motivate People To Attack Americans’
Foreign governments and U.S. intelligence agencies are predicting that the release of a Senate report examining the use of torture by the CIA will cause “violence and deaths” abroad, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday.
A former Democratic congressional aide has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two women who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The Senate Democrats’ top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more.
President Barack Obama and his allies, confronting a buildup of GOP criticism, are seeking to sell the president’s executive actions on immigration as good politics and good policy.
President Barack Obama will travel to Las Vegas Friday, a Democratic official said, heightening anticipation that he will announce executive orders on immigration this week.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night to force completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue soon after taking two-house control of Congress in January.
With the clock ticking, supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline are still scrambling to find the last vote.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has conceded the Alaska Senate race to Republican Dan Sullivan.